Academics

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs

Certificate programs are intended for post-baccalaureate students interested in entering the public health field and for returning public health graduates who wish to enhance their knowledge. These programs will allow for specialization in a very particular aspect of public health such as: oral public health, clinical epidemiology, environmental health or general public health. Accepted students will be required to provide immunization information as stipulated under University Policy. Full-time students require health insurance. Student Visa's (F-1) will not be issued for certificate participation.

Other certificate programs are being developed and will be posted as approved.

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External Applicants

To apply for Certificate Programs, click here to download the Application for Certificate Programs and the Letter of Recommendation form (to provide to your sponsors), or contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Internal Applicants

All matriculated degree students (MPH, MS and doctoral) at the Rutgers School of Public Health may add a certificate to their degree program. Certificate programs are intended for students who wish to enhance their knowledge in particular aspects of public health such as: oral public health, clinical epidemiology, environmental health, global public health, or health policy. More certificates are underdevelopment.

Application Requirements and Procedure for Internal Matriculated Students

To be eligible to apply for an internal certificate, interested MPH, MS and doctoral students must be in good academic standing at the Rutgers School of Public Health and completed prerequisites as noted. Interested students should meet with their faculty advisor and the respective Certificate program director to review curriculum requirements. To apply for the Internal Certificate Program, click here to download the Request for Internal Certificate form. When submitting the Request for Internal Certificate form, be sure to attach a copy of your unofficial transcript.

Prerequisites for Certificate Programs

  • Clinical Epidemiology Earned a B+ or higher in PHCO 0502.
    (Students majoring in Epidemiology at the master's or doctoral level are excluded from this certificate program)
  • Dental Public Health: None
    (Students majoring in Dental Public Health at the master's level are excluded from this certificate program.)
  • Environmental and Occupational Health Completed PHCO 0503.
    (Students majoring in Environmental Health Sciences or Occupational Safety and Health at the master's or doctoral level are excluded from this certificate program)
  • Global Public Health: None
    (Students majoring in Global Public Health at the master's level are excluded from this certificate program)
  • Health PolicyEarned a B+ or higher in PHCO 0501 AND a B+ or higher in either PHCO 0502 or PHCO 0504.
    (Students majoring in Health Systems and Policy at the master's or doctoral level are excluded from this certificate program)
  • Public Policy and Oral Health Services Administration: None
    (Students majoring in Dental Public Health at the master's level are excluded from this certificate program)